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PowerPoint assessment test to assess key MS PowerPoint skills

PowerPoint assessment test evaluates candidates' understanding of the PowerPoint tool. PowerPoint assessment can help employers test job candidates for PowerPoint proficiency.

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Microsoft PowerPoint is used extensively at all levels of an organization. It is a universal business tool with wide-ranging applications from HR induction to sales pitches to management discussions and shareholder presentations. In addition, it is a great visual tool to aid a message that needs to be shared with an audience. Therefore, it is expected from a potential hire that they would know the basic functions of PowerPoint and use those to establish their point. Mercer| Mettl's PowerPoint assessment test has been designed to test the knowledge and application of Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling organizations to hire the most competent candidates.

Mercer| Mettl’s PowerPoint assessment test is a pre-employment hiring test that employers can use during the job screening process to ascertain how skilled candidates are in using the PowerPoint tool. The test has been designed to test candidates' ability to apply concepts related to Microsoft PowerPoint. Besides, it tests an individual’s ability to apply design and layout to the slides, adding shapes, pictures, SmartArt, WordArt and tables to elucidate their point and navigate the slides for a coherent presentation.
The candidates with knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint can:

  • Create, format, preview and print presentations
  • Add tables, charts, pictures, WordArt and SmartArt for visual appeal
  • Add templates, automate tasks and use other advanced features
  • Create high-quality presentations to aid business decision making

Designed by subject matter experts, Mercer |Mettl’s PowerPoint assessment test offers a comprehensive review of candidate's technical and creative skills. This MS PowerPoint test contains 30 questions to be completed in 40 minutes. Moreover, the skills of the candidate are evaluated on three levels - easy, medium and difficult. 

Key profiles the test is used for:

  • Personal and Executive Secretaries
  • Office Managers or Human Resource Assistants
  • Business Analysts and interns    
  • Sales, Marketing and Operations Executives

Microsoft PowerPoint Competency Framework

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Competencies Under Scanner

MS PowerPoint-Basic competencies



This section of Mercer | Mettl’s MS PowerPoint Assessment requires candidates to demonstrate their ability to use essential MS PowerPoint tools, like the ribbon tab quick access toolbar, and their ability to customize toolbars to ensure easy access to the tools they require most to work efficiently.

Create, edit and format presentation

Under this section, candidates must demonstrate their ability to create informative yet concise presentations using essential MS PowerPoint tools like writing style, fonts, bullets, pictures, etc.


This section of the MS PowerPoint Test evaluates the ability of candidates to use add-ons like animations, charts, tables, images, etc., to make them more engaging and add value to the data being conveyed in the presentation.

Backstage view

The MS PowerPoint Assessment also tests candidates' proficiency using the backstage feature of MS PowerPoint that allows users to create, save, and manage files and access important information about files, like their hidden metadata.

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